ACTRESS, Barbie Meyer, will be performing one of her entertaining one-woman Herman Charles Bosman shows, Bosman’s Veld Maiden, at the Green Lantern Inn in Van Reenen on Saturday, May 7.
And to ensure you don’t have think about driving home, Green Lantern Inn owners, Bill and Gail Ross-Adams, are offering an amazing night away of hilarious storytelling, good food, gorgeous old world accommodation and scrumptious breakfast the next morning.
Bosman’s Veld Maiden is an intoxicating blend of humour, irony and wit. Alluring Marico ghosts, countless bottles of mampoer and elusive romances – both funny and enthralling – this is undoubtedly South African storytelling at its best!
Herman Charles Bosman (1905-1951) was a South African writer and journalist who became famous for capturing the rhythms of backveld Afrikaans speech even though he wrote in English. He is widely regarded as the greatest short story writer to come out of this country. His books are some of the finest in the field of South-African literature.
“Everyone loves a good story and no-one wrote them quite as beautifully, insightfully and downright hilariously as Bosman,” says Barbie with a passionate twinkle in her eye.
After seeing Patrick Mynhardt transformed into Oom Schalk on the stage and hearing him tell Bosman’s intrinsically South African short stories, Barbie never quite saw the world in the same way again. “Quite simply I was hooked from an early age,” she laughs.
Barbie had the privilege of meeting and performing alongside Patrick in his latter years.
One senses that the Bosman stories that Meyer performs will be filled with hilarity, beauty, passion, irony and wit – words which Meyer constantly uses to describe his work.
As with Meyer’s previous shows; she has been able to bring to life a balanced and highly palatable assortment of this famous author’s short stories, essays and poetry. Tasty titbits about Bosman’s Bohemian and rather controversial life have been woven into the work and the show is suitable for all ages.
Bosman’s Veld Maiden is directed by the evergreen Bets Basson.
The Green Lantern package includes a welcoming peach brandy (any self-respecting Marico farmer would be proud), a three-course South African themed meal, Barbie Meyer’s Show, overnight stay at the beautiful Green Lantern Inn as well as breakfast the next morning. All this for R1080 per couple, or R190 for just he show and supper. To book phone 058 671 0027 (booking is essential for catering purposes).